Here’s the thing though: shutting down drug houses doesn’t make communities safer.
In today’s issue of the Lethbridge Herald, the publisher and advertising manager, Brian Hancock, took the liberty to use his platform to share his personal opinion about recent developments regarding the drug crisis in Lethbridge. He disparaged the now-defunct supervised consumption site, which was operated by ARCHES, as well as the mobile overdose prevention site […]
In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.
Addiction isn’t something you can switch on and off at will, and it will drive people to find a way to feed the cravings. That’s not something people get to control.
Last week, the federal government announced that it’d be spending over half a million dollars for a safe supply project in the Toronto area.
Corrections Service Canada announced that staff at the prison in Kingston, Ontario, seized several packages near the outside barrier. They contained a lot of stuff.
Government officials were in southwestern Alberta over the weekend to announce recovery centres, and detox and transition beds.
Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.
Last week, Jason Luan announced that Alberta will be spending $25 million to build recovery communities for those experiencing addiction.
Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.